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The Damage From Free Trade Helped Elect Trump

The Damage From Free Trade Helped Elect Trump

In the late 70s the country was told that "protectionism" is bad for the economy and was sold "free trade" as a way to bring prosperity and jobs. "Laid-off workers would be "freed up" to get better jobs. Well, they never got better jobs

Ben Bernanke Confronted On Secret Federal Reserve Bailouts

Videographer Luke Rudkowski got yet another chance to question the current chairman of the Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke. The last time the two met, Bernanke was not in a talkative mood and since Luke only had one chance to ask one question he decided it had to be an important one...

Bill Moyers Talks With Sheila Bair On Keeping Banks Honest

Bill talks with financial expert Sheila Bair about the lawlessness of our banking system and the prognosis for meaningful reform. Bair was appointed in 2006 by President George W. Bush to chair the FDIC. During the 2008 meltdown, she

Morning Open Thread

October 18, 2011 - Mitt Romney says don't try to stop the foreclosure crisis. It should "run its course" so investors can buy the houses homeowners can't afford and rent them out. Nevermind those messy illegal foreclosures? Good

#OWS: 'No, We're Just Renting This Place Out'

What do you do when banks that took billions in taxpayer dollars foreclose on those very same taxpayers? Why, you foreclose on the banks, of course! Occupy Miami decides to move into Wells Fargo and another set of occupiers get comfy in a Bank